My name is Devon Greenbaum and I am a licensed acupuncturist based in New York City.
My goal as a practitioner is to help improve the overall health and wellbeing of my patients by creating a personalized treatment plan involving acupuncture, diet and lifestyle adjustments. I aim to make acupuncture a relaxing and enjoyable experience and I provide my patients with an explanation and insight to their entire treatment. I encourage questions and communication throughout the process so that patients feel safe, heard and part of the process.
Most Common Conditions
Pain is the number one condition I see on a daily basis. Whether it’s from sitting and working at a desk all day long or pain from an injury, acupuncture can help by improving blood flow and circulation, reducing inflammation and inhibiting pain receptors in the brain.
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of autoimmune diseases because it reduces inflammation and gets to the root cause of the condition. By treating the root of the condition and not just the symptoms we create a more effective outcome and longer lasting effects.
Acupuncture is useful for treating everyday digestive issues such as upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, gassiness and diarrhea. It is also used to treat a number of digestive conditions such as IBS, GERD, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis and many more.
Most New Yorkers experience stress from work, home life or just the hustle and bustle of living in a big city. While stress feels unpleasant it can be an underlying cause of many other health conditions. Acupuncture is extremely relaxing and can help lower stress throughout the day.
What to expect during a treatment
Consultation 10 min
Because Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine, I will ask you questions about your current condition as well as questions about all body systems so that we can get a full picture of your body as a whole.
Acupuncture 25 min
During the acupuncture session I will insert hair-thin, single use, acupuncture needles into different parts of the body to help restore balance and promote healing. Once the needles are in the experience is very relaxing, most patients even fall asleep!
Other modalities 10 min
Depending on the condition I might use other Chinese medicine techniques in addition to acupuncture during your treatments.
I use small suction cups on the skin to bring up stagnant blood and toxin, and improve circulation. Cupping is most commonly done on the back and is best used for reducing pain. The small round marks left from the cupping lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks but is not permanent.
Moxa, or mugwort, is an ancient herb that is burned near the skin the intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of energy in the body, providing the patient with a reduction of pain and increase in energy. Moxa is great for certain types of pain and arthritis, GYN conditions, and some digestive issues.
Tu ina is one of the oldest from of body work, and has been used in China for over 5,000 years. Tui na is different from other massage because we use different techniques to manipulate energy and treat a number of conditions in addition to pain.
Guasha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a stone tool to improve circulation. The scraping help break up stuck energy, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. Gua sha is generally performed on a person's back, neck, arms, and legs and might light some marks that go away in a few days.
Together we will create a treatment plan including how often and for long long you should come in for treatments. We will also discuss some diet and lifestyle changes that you can make that will help you in your healing process.
353 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
From an early age Devon knew she wanted to help heal others through acupuncture. She witnessed firsthand as her father (a physician and licensed acupuncturist specializing in pain management) was able to integrate Western and Eastern medicine to alleviate the suffering of his patients. She saw that he would often use acupuncture rather than pharmaceuticals, and this inspired her to follow in his foot-steps. Her goal is to combine her dual training in psychology and Chinese medicine to not just heal physical pain, but address the psycho-emotional causes of diseases themselves. In addition Chinese medicine, Devon further immerses herself in exploring the mind-body connection through meditation, exercise, and her spiritual practice.With her friendly and caring presence, Devon ensures that all of her patients feel safe, comfortable, and supported in their healing journeys. Devon has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Dayna Canning is a licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in the state of New York, having obtained her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science New York.
Formerly a landscape architect, her love of plants and the natural world carries through to her approach as a Chinese medical practitioner. She seeks to treat each patient as a dynamic and unique ecosystem, establishing balance and wellbeing through gentle methods. Whether addressing physical injury or emotional disharmony, she believes it’s vital to look at the person as a whole with intentions of aligning the body, mind and spirit in order to achieve true health.
Some of her interests and specialties lie in emotional wellness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, pain management, digestive disorders, women’s health and helping patients find ways of living a fuller, more abundant life.
In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, reading, hiking, and listening to music and dancing with friends!
What do people have to say about Devon Greenbaum Acupuncture?
“Devon is probably the best acupuncturist I’ve ever had. Being a powerlifter, it is great that she can handle the issues that come along with that. She is also great at explaining things and how each point relates to one another”-
“Devon is an absolute dream - I came to see her on the recommendation of a friend and she has really changed how I feel day to day. She always listens to what is going on in your body (and your life!) and does a variety of treatments to help. Because of Devon I have noticed that my stress levels are down, I have more energy, and overall feel more balanced in my life. Coming to see her beautiful little room each week is the highlight of my week!!
"Have been going for months now and all I can say is THANK YOU! Devon has helped me with stress, anxiety, and relaxation. I always look forward to my session with Devon. Highly highly recommend for anyone who needs! 5/5"
“Devon patiently assesses one’s pain points, listens intently, and gently heals. I have seen a huge difference in my anxiety, stress, sleep, demeanor and pain with acupuncture and cupping. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, she also genuinely cares about bettering every patient."-
"Devon is INCREDIBLE! She maintains the utmost professionalism while also remaining friendly, flexible and personable. Devon takes the time to make sure she fully understands all of my symptoms so she can holistically address all of my concerns. If I could give her 10 stars I would!"
"Devon is the absolute best!!!! She is attentive and pays very close attention to the needs of her patients. For anyone having issues or just needs to relax, I highly recommend going to her. She’s amazing!!!"
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture is a form of treatment where we insert tiny, single use needles into different acupuncture points throughout the body to create change and restore balance...
DOES IT HURT?
Acupuncture is not painful, but it is also not sensationless. When needles are first inserted it might feel like a tiny prick or you might not feel anything at all, once the needle reaches therapeutic depth you might feel a dull achiness or some tingling which only lasts a few seconds. Once the needles are in it is extremely relaxing.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
Everyone is different and their body heals and responds to acupuncture differently. Usually conditions that have been going on for longer take longer to treat. We often recommend that patients come once to twice a week for 6 weeks before we reassess the situation.
DOES MY INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?
This depends, some insurance plans cover acupuncture while others do not. You can always call your insurance company to ask or have me verify your insurance on your behalf.